Quotation by Jules Feiffer

I used to think I was poor. Then they told me I wasn't poor, I was needy. Then they told me it was self-defeating to think of myself as needy, I was deprived. Then they told me deprived was a bad image, I was underprivileged. Then they told me underprivileged was overused, I was disadvantaged. I still don't have a dime. But I sure have a great vocabulary.
Jules Feiffer (b. 1929), U.S. cartoonist. Cartoon caption, 1965. Quoted in William Safire, "Disadvantaged," Political Dictionary (1968, revised 1978).
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